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The FAIR Cookbook - the essential resource for and by FAIR doers

Philippe Rocca-Serra; Wei Gu; Vassilios Ioannidis; Tooba Abbassi Daloii; Salvador Capella-Gutierrez; Ishwar Chandramouliswaran; Andrea Splendiani; Tony Burdett; Robert T. Giessmann; David Henderson; Dominique Batista; Allyson Lister; Ibrahim Emam; Yojana Gadiya; Lucas Giovanni; Egon Willighagen; Chris Evelo; Alasdair J. G. Gray; Philip Gribbon; Nick Juty; Danielle Welter; Karsten Quast; Paul Peeters; Herman van Vlijmen; Tom Plasterer; Dorothy Reilly; Eelke van der Horst; Susanna-Assunta Sansone; the FAIR Cookbook Recipes' Authors

Nowadays, the FAIR Principles guide data policy actions and professional practices in the public and private sectors. However, despite such global endorsements, the FAIR Principles are aspirational, remaining elusive at best, and intimidating at worst. To address the lack of practical guidance, and help with capability gaps, we developed the FAIR Cookbook, an online resource of hands-on recipes for “FAIR doers” in the Life Sciences.

Launched in 2020, and created by researchers and data managers professionals in academia, pharmas and information service industries, the FAIR Cookbook covers the key steps in a FAIRification journey, the levels and indicators of FAIRness, the maturity model, the technologies, the tools and the standards available, as well as the skills required, and the challenges to achieve and improve data FAIRness.

In this pre-print, we present the FAIR Cookbook, its creation and content, its value, use and adoptions, as well as the participatory process, collaborative plans for sustainability, and its adoption. The full list of FAIR Cookbook Recipes’ Authors is here.

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